The ‘Babel Effect’
Vol: 22 Issue: 7 Saturday, May 7, 2016
Two of this generation’s most often-used and least-understood buzzwords are ‘globalization’ and ‘multiculturalism.’ ‘Globalization’ means the destruction of the nation/state, making globalists, by definition, traitors to their own nations who have sold their allegiance to a pipe dream.
The United States, for example, has nothing in common with Somalia, apart from co-existing on opposite sides of the planet. But under the United Nation’s ‘globalization’ plan, Washington’s vote would carry no more weight in decisions affecting US foreign policy than whoever the top warlord is in Somalia at any given moment.
In the UN’s vision, ‘peace on earth, good will toward men’ won’t come until Somalia enjoys the same living standard as South Dakota — even if it means turning South Dakota into Somalia to make things ‘equal’.
‘Multiculturalism’ means having no individual national culture at all. The UN’s vision of multiculturalism demands a common language (other than English, the language of the hated West) something along the lines of Esperanto, a nonsense language made up by globalists so that the whole world can be confused at the same time.
In other words, ‘globalization’ and ‘multiculturalism’ are both buzzwords employed to disguise a plan to destroy the Western nation/states and set up a new kind of ‘Babel’ in its place.
According to the Bible, the city of Babel on the plains of Shinar was both globalized and multicultural, in that everybody followed the same leader, spoke the same language and shared the same culture.
Genesis 11:1-8 affords us a glimpse of both who is behind globalized multiculturalism and what its purpose is.
First, Scripture tells us, “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.” It is worthy of note that in the EU’s early days, its promotional literature outlined its early goal of ‘reversing the Babel Effect.’
The slogan fascinated me. On one hand, the EU is officially godless. On the other hand, its promotional literature openly mirrors the Bible’s story in both its application and its intent.
By application, the residents of Babel, under the sole dictatorship of Nimrod, attempted to circumvent God’s judgment by building a tower ‘whose top may reach to heaven’ as a refuge — should God again judge the world by flood.
“And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” (11:6)
God was hardly afraid that a unified human race would successfully challenge His Authority. Rather, He knew that they would try –and what the solution to such rebellion would entail.
It would result in exactly what the Bible says WILL take place during the Tribulation when the whole world will be under the sway of the antichrist’s dictatorship. Nimrod attempted to stand in place of God as the ‘protector’ of the human race. The antichrist will also attempt to stand in the place of God, demanding worship as if he were God.
But God doesn’t intervene during the Tribulation Period to save mankind from itself, the way that He did at Babel. Having made provision for the salvation of the human race by His sacrifice on the Cross, He allows man to reverse the ‘Babel Effect’ and then lets human nature run its course.
The end result is the same as it would have been at Babel, had God not intervened early. And human history would have been cut short on the plains of Shinar.
Having allowed mankind one last, unimpeded effort at rebellion against His Authority, the Bible says that during the Tribulation the armies of the world will gather for a final battle on theplains of Megiddo during which they will turn their weapons of war against the Creator of the Universe Himself.
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon Him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. . . . And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. . . . And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His Mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” (Revelation 19:11,19,21)
It fascinates me when somebody emails me to beat up on me for believing that we are living in the last days before the return of Christ. I used to believe that ignorance of the Scriptures was behind it, and would therefore spend hours trying to address each of my correspondent’s points and why they didn’t line up with Scripture.
I don’t do that anymore. It is a waste of time. They don’t want to know the real truth, they prefer their own version. We live in a world that openly boasts of reversing the ‘Babel Effect’ — about as open a rebellion against God’s Authority as one can imagine.
The very slogan, ‘Reversing the Babel Effect’ virtually SCREAMS ‘rebellion’ while the Biblical imagery makes it clear that it is deliberate, it is calculated, and it is directed against the God of the Bible. If that isn’t clear enough to stifle an argument against this generation as the one to whom end-times prophecy is addressed, no amount of logical or Scriptural persuasion will suffice.
It is what the Scriptures refer to as ‘wilful ignorance’ — a deliberate choice NOT to believe the truth to avoid the conflict of conscience that accepting the truth would demand.
It is also why so many Christian discussion forums out there get infiltrated by debaters desperate for some inconsistency that they can seize on to confirm their chosen perspective and thereby go away comfortable in their unbelief.
It is the phenomenon described by the Apostle Paul which comes to fruition following the Rapture, but we can already see it coming together in its final form on this side of the Tribulation Period.
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until He [the Holy Spirit] be taken out of the way” [together with those believers in whom He indwells].
Paul writes that when the final Nimrod sets up his kingdom of Babel, he will have the enthusiastic cooperation of a world wholly ignorant of the dangers of both globalism and multiculturalism, blissfully unaware of the deception foisted upon them.
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:7,11,12)
The mystery of iniquity is ALREADY at work, and so is the Big Lie. But still, there are scoffers, just as the Apostle Peter predicted:
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” (2nd Peter 3:4)
Peter makes it plain that the reason for their unbelief is a willing ignorance born out of their lust for the things of the world and their choice NOT to believe, no matter how strong the evidence.
Peter cites the historical precedent that, several generations later, led to Nimrod’s aborted Tower of Babel in the first place, bringing this generation’s effort to undo the Babel Effect full circle:
“For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.” (2nd Peter 3:6)
“Ye therefore, beloved, seeing YE KNOW THESE THINGS BEFORE, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” (2nd Peter 3:17-18)